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thresher

[ thresh-er ]
/ ˈθrɛʃ ər /
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noun

a person or thing that threshes.
Also thrasher. Also called thresher shark . a large shark of the genus Alopias, especially A. vulpinus, which threshes the water with its long tail to drive together the small fish on which it feeds.

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Origin of thresher

First recorded in 1350–1400, thresher is from the Middle English word thressher.See thresh, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for thresher

thresher
/ (ˈθrɛʃə) /

noun

a person who threshes
Also called: thrasher, thresher shark any of various large sharks of the genus Alopias, esp A. vulpinus, occurring in tropical and temperate seas: family Alopiidae. They have a very long whiplike tail with which they are thought to round up the small fish on which they feed
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